I mentioned in an earlier thread
a problem that I have been having when using a recently acquired Panasonic AG-1980 to capture tapes in EP mode. I thought at the time that it was a tracking issue. Lordsmurf informs me that it is not a tracking issue, but that he needs more info to run down what it is.
First two files are a capture from a tape in EP (SLP) mode. The source tape is an over-the-air broadcast recording of a historical event by my parents with their pop-top JVC from 1977. (Why did they record it and keep it for 33 years? I was one of the young men wearing Dinner Dress Blue and backing up Donna Summer.) Workflow is VCR>>S-Video>>TBC-1000>>S-Video>>Tevion USB capture card>>VirtualDub
on Windows XP. Mitsu is my Mitsubishi HS-HD2000U; Pana is the Panasonic AG-1980. The Panasonic's output looks very good except for those annoying horizontal lines. They have appeared on every EP mode capture which I have attempted with it so far.
However, the lines do not show up in SP mode and the performance there is quite good. Again for comparison I have two captures; same workflow. (Note: All original lossless .avi (HuffyUV
) files were edited for length and rendered to mp4 with Corel VideoStudio 2018. EP captures were rendered at 2 Mbps 640 x 480; SP captures were rendered at 2.5 Mbps 720 x 480 [built-in preset].) Source tape here is a 26-year-old original commercial VHS of Disney's Pinocchio
. Both VCRs do a credible job but I have to give a slight edge to the Panasonic.
So, if someone can help me figure out how to get rid of those horizontal lines in EP mode, I would be thankful.